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Little Boy Blue
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A Mystery Thriller that is both bizarre and disturbing
C. Clay | St Paul Minnesota | 06/06/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is not my first choice when selecting a movie and I honestly purchased it because it was a super deal and on the cover it featured (heartthrob) Ryan Phillipe (more famous for his roles in the "I Know What You Did Last Summer" series and "54"). This is an unusual and troubling film. The story is set in modern day rural Texas. It follows the very dysfunctional lives of the West family. Mom & Dad own and operate a small town bar. The family history is deep and haunting and the movie leaves you in shadows as you try to piece together this emotional drama. If I told you too many secrets, it would take away from the suspense and surprise of the movie. I will say it is quite violent and/or sexual at times and it does not end on a happy "Brady Bunch" style note. The story and acting is good, but the plot and suspense is excellent. Hence I rated the film a 4. It won several awards at smaller film festivals. Although I have not seen "American Beauty" yet, I am thinking "Little Boy Blue" is somewhat similar in it's dysfunction, only "American Beauty" had more money to throw at the film. Isn't Hollywood great? "Little Boy Blue" also stars Nastassja Kinski and features 2 fine young actors playing the part of Jimmy's (Ryan Phillipe) siblings. What is most disturbing about this movie, is that it could be based on a true story of dysfunction in America."
Ryan Meyer | Des Moines, IA | 08/06/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Not to downplay the greatness of this film, as it truly is an amazing (though disturbing) movie, but I felt a short review on Phillipe's performance was in order.Ryan Phillipe is most popularly known as the heartthrob character from I Know What You Did Last Summer, 54, and especially Cruel Intentions. When watching this movie I was particularly impressed by Phillipe as I feel this is his break-through role. Many of the characters he plays express similiar emotions and demeanor, but this one is far far different. If you have doubted Phillipe's acting talent at any time, this is a movie to see."
A powerful and compelling underrated movie
retrowens | Alabama, USA | 12/05/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Little Boy Blue" is one of the most powerful and compelling movies I've watched in awhile. True family history slowly unfolds between a Vietnam vet (John Savage) and his wife and three sons. The movie starts out slow with what seems like a typical family that has some problems. However, as the movie goes on, Jimmy West (Ryan Phillippe) starts to wonder about his father and himself, and the relation between the two. Something just seems suspicious and he has some questions that need to be answered.Again, "Little Boy Blue" starts out slow, but when the plot starts to really show itself, the movie turns into one of the most powerful and thought provoking movies ever made. It slowly gives hints of what will solve the mystery and it really propels "Little Boy Blue" into being a disturbing, yet intriguing suspense drama. If you like powerful movies about family drama, I definitely recommend getting "Little Boy Blue." It's one of the best movies of its kind in every way."